But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 28 August 2017 19:58

After the Flood, All the Colors Come Out

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imageAnd the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth. — Genesis 8:11

Here is one of the simpler but more beautiful pictures we receive in the account of Noah...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 14:00

After the Flood, All the Colors Come Out

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imageAnd the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth. — Genesis 8:11

Here is one of the simpler but more beautiful pictures we receive in the account of Noah and the great flood....

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Sunday, 20 August 2017 20:39

Christ, The Great Eclipse

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And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah...

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Sunday, 20 August 2017 14:00

Christ, The Great Eclipse

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And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were...

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Written by: Jared C. Wilson

imageI hyper-extended my left knee playing pickup basketball 21 years ago. At that time it was the worst pain I’d ever experienced. (I have since had a kidney stone, and let me tell you: I’ll take the knee.) One moment I was guarding my man, and in the next,...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:00

My Left Knee: A Heartwarming Story of Creeping Death

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imageI hyper-extended my left knee playing pickup basketball 21 years ago. At that time it was the worst pain I’d ever experienced. (I have since had a kidney stone, and let me tell you: I’ll take the knee.) One moment I was guarding my man, and in the next, somehow he was jumping into my...

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The Normal Pastor Conference is this coming Monday and Tuesday (Aug. 7-8) at Grace Church in Orlando, Florida. I’ve already heard from many of you who are planning to come, but those of you on the fence, please know that registration online will remain open until...

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The Normal Pastor Conference is this coming Monday and Tuesday (Aug. 7-8) at Grace Church in Orlando, Florida. I’ve already heard from many of you who are planning to come, but those of you on the fence, please know that registration online will remain open until we’re full, and unless...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 20:37

How Do You Get a Revival?

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It is not a miracle, or dependent on a miracle, in any sense. It is a purely philosophical result of the right use of the constituted means---as much so as any other effect produced by the application of means. There may be a miracle among its antecedent causes, or there...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:00

How Do You Get a Revival?

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It is not a miracle, or dependent on a miracle, in any sense. It is a purely philosophical result of the right use of the constituted means—as much so as any other effect produced by the application of means. There may be a miracle among its antecedent causes, or there may not. The apostles...

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imageI don’t know of any church leader who wants visitors to their services to feel unwelcome or uncomfortable. And yet it still surprises me that many churches still don’t think through some of the ways, both obvious and subtle, that work against making visitors...

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 14:00

Do Visitors to Your Church Really Feel Welcome?

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imageI don’t know of any church leader who wants visitors to their services to feel unwelcome or uncomfortable. And yet it still surprises me that many churches still don’t think through some of the ways, both obvious and subtle, that work against making visitors feel “at home”...

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 17:00

His Eye Is On the Sasquatch

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image“Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?” -- Job 11:7

I’ll tell you why I hope Bigfoot exists --and why, in a way, I hope he is never discovered. Because it excites me to think that there are creatures out...

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 14:00

His Eye Is On the Sasquatch

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image“Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?” — Job 11:7

I’ll tell you why I hope Bigfoot exists —and why, in a way, I hope he is never discovered. Because it excites me to think that there are creatures out there God has...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 22:17

Study Guide for The Imperfect Disciple

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imageNow by popular demand, I’m making available a free study guide for my book The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together. I’ve been greatly encouraged to hear how many folks have been using the book in their small groups, book...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 14:00

Study Guide for The Imperfect Disciple

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imageNow by popular demand, I’m making available a free study guide for my book The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together. I’ve been greatly encouraged to hear how many folks have been using the book in their small groups, book clubs, and church classes,...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 18:59

Is Your Gospel an Urban Legend?

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imageWhen our children were itty-bitty we made believe that Santa Claus was real. The excitement for Christmas morning always built up, as our girls couldn’t wait to see what gifts jolly ol’ Saint Nick was going to bring them. Then this illusion came crashing down...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:00

Is Your Gospel an Urban Legend?

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imageWhen our children were itty-bitty we made believe that Santa Claus was real. The excitement for Christmas morning always built up, as our girls couldn’t wait to see what gifts jolly ol’ Saint Nick was going to bring them. Then this illusion came crashing down when we informed them one...

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We were excited today to announce the addition of three new faculty roles:

Matthew Barrett, who has served since 2015 as lecturer and tutor of systematic theology and church history at Oak Hill Theological College in London, will serve MBTS as Associate Professor...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:30

The 5 C’s of Preaching

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imageWhat are the basic elements of biblical preaching?

How do you know you’re preaching a Christian sermon and not simply giving a religious or spiritual lecture?

While I think gospel-centered expository proclamation is the best approach to fulfilling the biblical call to...

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We were excited today to announce the addition of three new faculty roles:

Matthew Barrett, who has served since 2015 as lecturer and tutor of systematic theology and church history at Oak Hill Theological College in London, will serve MBTS as Associate Professor in Christian Theology....

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 14:00

The 5 C’s of Preaching

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imageWhat are the basic elements of biblical preaching?

How do you know you’re preaching a Christian sermon and not simply giving a religious or spiritual lecture?

While I think gospel-centered expository proclamation is the best approach to fulfilling the biblical call to preach, this exercise...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 01:25

Where I’ll Be, Fall 2017

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Every now and then, for those who are interested, I share selections from my upcoming speaking dates. If you’re in any of these areas and able to attend, would be great to meet you.

August 7-8The Normal Pastor Conference. Orlando, FL. I’m really...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:00

Where I’ll Be, Fall 2017

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Every now and then, for those who are interested, I share selections from my upcoming speaking dates. If you’re in any of these areas and able to attend, would be great to meet you.

August 7-8The Normal Pastor Conference. Orlando, FL. I’m really excited about this! It’s...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:25

How Many More Petersons Are Out There?

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imageIt was the "yes" heard 'round the evangelical Twittersphere, at least for the day. In an interview with Religious New Service's Jonathan Merritt published yesterday, evangelical stalwart Eugene Peterson professed what appeared to be a reversal of his views of homosexual...

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